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Rolex Fastnet Challenge
What is the Fastnet Race?
The Fastnet Race is a famous biennial offshore yachting race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom. Generally considered one of the 3 most prestigious yachting races in the world and the, ‘Right of Passage’ for all sailors.
High winds, soaking spray, the speed of the hull carving through rough seas, provides the adrenaline hit for all sailors, but it is the Celtic Sea and its temperamental weather patterns that excite the most. With the Fastnet Rock a turning point (hence race name), there’s still another 200 miles to the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race.
Held every two years, and totalling 605nm (nautical miles) it’s one of the ultimate tests of a sailor’s responsiveness, endurance, technical skills and nerve. It’s why the race is a pilgrimage for so many, and why every victory is a legend in the making.